Valencia marathon 2012

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27/03/2012 at 15:18
I'm about to enter this race, is anyone else planning on running it / done this race before?
09/05/2012 at 20:11


Entered the race a couple of weeks ago, it will be my first ever marathon and cannot wait.

09/05/2012 at 20:47


I did this race last year and had a great marathon, the start/finish area is brilliant and the numbers are mid size and a good atmosphere throughout a nice flat city marathon, i'm sure you'll have agreat time.

24/05/2012 at 14:33

Hmmmmmm - this looks very good, am very tempted to sign up, only downside I can see is risk of it being quite warm on the day.  A work colleague went there in December a few years back and said it was in the early 20s!!!!  Now to work on a 'business case' for Mrs Cooks

29/05/2012 at 21:38

I'm glad theres someone else doing it. I've booked an apartment for 3 nights, let me know if you need accomodation!

06/06/2012 at 11:48

I've signed up - woohoo!!! looking fwd to starting to crank the miles back up............

07/06/2012 at 10:35

Weyhey, growing list of runners world folks signed up. This is my first crack at a marathon, my thinking was near end of 2012 would give me time enough to be prepared. Muy excited

Would be useful to keep in touch via the thread from time to time. Good luck with training.

25/06/2012 at 14:29

My training starts this week, looking forward to it now. Going for a sub 4hrs fingers crossed

25/06/2012 at 15:37

I was looking at this one, but have just enetered the Nice to Cannes one the week before. I went to Valencia in mid February, it is a lovely city, sitting back in the sun and enjoying the cool beers and some football, and it was about 21'C then.

26/06/2012 at 16:18

Good stuff, I'm hoping there'll be a football game on the Sat/Sun night, because I won't be on the beer!

02/07/2012 at 10:59

Signed up for this shortly after the VLM as another goal to aim for I am running with a first timer who is also motivation for me. Only concerns are the heat and the possible lack of crowd support. Does anyone know what the water station numbers are like? On a plus side it looks like the 'goodie bag' is better than London but then it could not be any worse.

04/07/2012 at 11:51

Hi all,

I think I am about to bite the bullet and sign up! I ran the Barcelona marathon in March and had a great time, depsite it being a bit warm. I'll probably be going solo this time though, so would be great to say hi and get some advice on where best to stay in Valencia etc. I've had running company for the past two marathons I have done abroad so have hired apartments where we can cook pasta at your own will etc - anything like this in V? I was spoiled in Barca by being able to walk 5 mins to the start/finish line! 

Will UK runners fly direct to Valencia? 

Cheers all,


04/07/2012 at 22:12

Yes there are direct flights from Gatwick with Easyjet, not sure how much they are now though.

06/08/2012 at 12:03

My training is well underway now & feeling good. How's everyone else getting on?

06/08/2012 at 12:20

Hi Simon, this is my first marathon, and due to impending move to Ibiza my plan is taking a hit Long run on Friday a touch over 16miles, loved every moment apart from having to stop to sort out blister dressings! Getting very excited about the race but the long runs are making it hit home how far a marathon is compared to a tiddly half! Won't be sub four hours but would like to think I won't be a million miles off getting near.


gl all

07/08/2012 at 13:41

Keep the faith Jake, as long as you keep doing distance runs your stamina will build up.

15/08/2012 at 12:28

Hi All,

Was hoping to run the New York Marathon in Nov, but due to the unique way the economy is going this is probably now a financial challenge so am thinking of going for Valencia instead.  From what I have read it seems a fast flat course, well organised and easy to get accom close to start/finish.

Just wanted to see if everyone else agrees with this?

Also it gives me four more weeks training over NYC!  look forward to peoples thoughts/comments.....



18/08/2012 at 14:07

It seems like a very flat course with not too many running, that's what I like!

21/08/2012 at 00:12

Yep im booked to do this too. Will be my 3rd marathon this year and a nice way to end the year with hopefully a PB.

29/08/2012 at 15:48
When does everyone fly out, I'm leaving Friday morning, would be good to meet for food with someone as I'll be out there on my own
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